Slavery: No Freedom, No Rights


Examine the history of slavery in the United States. Trace the development and expansion of slavery in the 19th century and learn about the conflicts and compromises that occurred prior to the Civil War and the abolition of slavery.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to...

  • Explain the impact of slavery on African Americans.
  • Describe the territorial expansion of slavery and the conflicts and compromises it caused (Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850).
  • Identify modes of push back on slavery through the actions of Nat Turner and Dred Scott.
  • Explain the ‘necessary evil’ defense of slavery.
  • Describe the methods of the abolitionist movement.
  • Identify the inconsistencies in the founding documents regarding the legal existence of slavery

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